Specialist – Environment & Social Advisor

Natural Resources Wales


Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: 201715

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, sustainability

Closing date: Monday, 13th April 2020   4 days left

Location: Flexible
Grade & Salary: 6, £34,427 rising to £37,656 over three years
Post number: 201715
Type of contract: Fixed term appointment for 12 months
Work pattern: Full time

Role Purpose

The post holder will provide direct advice and guidance on environmental, recreational and heritage (ERH) matters to Programme, Project Managers and Developers to facilitate the development of complex, commercial energy projects on the NRW Managed Estate. They will be a technical specialist supplier leading on providing advice and guidance across the Programme and Projects, as well as leading on selected lower risk commercial Projects.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Degree in environmental science or related subject and / or relevant experience of managing environmental issues on a construction site (essential).
  • Ability to negotiate and influence effectively internally and externally to deliver ERH management (essential).
  • Good understanding / experience of Welsh planning system at local and NSIP level (essential). Good understanding / experience of environmental issues, climate change and sustainable development issues that impact on NRW Managed Estate (essential).
  • Good written and spoken communication skills (essential).
  • PRINCE2 Foundation or Practitioner level or willingness to achieve the qualification (desirable).
  • Good IT skills (particularly Word, Excel, GIS) (desirable).
  • Good interpersonal skills, team working skills and the ability to deal appropriately with people of all levels (desirable).
  • Ability to be self-motivated and lone work (desirable).

Closing date: 13 April 2020

Benefits: Civil Service pension, 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days over 5 years, flexible working options, occupational health including counselling and advisory services and eye care, childcare vouchers and salary sacrifice schemes.

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